Vormaine Gullies

Chamonix

Vormaine

Balme

Balme (Le Tour)

A series of gullies offering great skiing with a lot of variety and options, all easily accessed from a lift.

Also in Haute-Savoie, France

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
2.3 km
Ascent
5 m
Descent
594 m
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
45˚
Vormaine Gullies Map

The Vormaine gullies are easily accessed by traversing left off the Les Autannes lift. Once at the top of the gullies it is easy enough to traverse into several different ones and all provide great freeriding and lead back to the Vormaine beginners piste. The gullies can be avalanche prone so despite their proximity to the lift, they demand respect and require good conditions in order to be safe.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

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